Ally of the ECP HOYA Vision Care Announces $25 Million Dollar Expansion in U.S. Laboratory to Grow Capacity By Up to 4,000 Rx Jobs Per Day
(August 27, 2019, Lewisville, TX) Hoya Vision Care, Ally of the eye care professional and ophthalmic lens technology leader announced today plans to invest in its U.S. laboratory network.
“This state-of-the-art Ramsey, MN facility includes a full-service Rx laboratory and a world class Advanced Technology Center (ATC) for research and development which will continue to drive technology and innovation for our customers and their patients,” stated Jason White, Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO, Americas. He continued, “Our mission is to provide ECPs the technology and service they need to optimize the eyecare they provide to their patients so that they may fulfill their life’s vision. We only succeed when our customers succeed, and we must continue to expand our capacity to develop and deliver products and services to support our current and future ECP customers.”
Hoya is a full-service premium quality Rx laboratory network with more than 30 laboratory locations in the U.S. Our goal as Ally of the ECP is to provide the best options for all eye care professionals, ensuring they have a competitive edge with best vision solutions for their patients. Details about the new laboratory upon completion will include:
- +$25M investment in Ramsey facility and equipment
- 70,000 square feet and 100 new employees
- Full AR coating capability
- Latest digital automated lens processing
- Staff and customer expert training
- Enhanced Rx capacity with room to grow
- Advanced Safety Rx capabilities
- 100% Renewable Energy Certificate from Connexus Energy that supports their solar farm and local honey bees
As part of the expansion in Ramsey, MN, Hoya has made an additional investment in our Safety Rx division. The Safety Rx business is trending towards digital Rx design and AR coatings. In order to meet the needs of our safety customers, Hoya is adding modern equipment and additional staffing into our laboratory network.
Additional information about Hoya Ramsey will be available at the Fall Minnesota Optometric Association Meeting on September 20th. An open house, reception, and tour hosted by the local staff will be announced in the coming weeks.
Founded in 1941 in Tokyo, Japan, Hoya is a global technology and med-tech company, and a leading supplier of innovative high-tech and medical products. Hoya is active in the fields of healthcare and information technology, providing eyeglasses, medical endoscopes, intraocular lenses, optical lenses, as well as key components for semiconductor devices, LCD panels and HDDs. With over 150 offices and subsidiaries worldwide, Hoya currently employs a multinational workforce of 37,000 people. For more information, please visit http://www.hoya.com.
About HOYA Vision Care
For over 60 years, Hoya Vision Care has been a global leader in the eyeglass lens business. With a presence in over 50 countries, Hoya Vision Care has a proven expertise in lens designs and freeform surfacing technology combined with a leading position in high performance, quality AR coating. Hoya Vision Care’s solid market portfolio includes VISION EASE, SEIKO and PENTAX optical lenses, as well as innovative products such as Yuniku, the world’s first vision-centric, 3D tailored eyewear. The company employs over 16,000 employees worldwide with mass production facilities in Asia & Europe and over 40 local Rx laboratories globally. For more information, please visit www.hoyavision.com.